Sunday, December 17, 2017

Brunch at Amelia's Bistro in Jersey City, NJ

Took the 'rents to Amelia's for brunch.  It was still warm out so we sat outside. Love their mini muffin starters.  Had a good filling salad and others got more breakfast-y dishes. 
Mini muffins

Breakfast Burrito - scrambled eggs, tomato, onion, green peppers, cheddar cheese, brunch potatoes and chunky avocado salsa

Smoked Salmon Benedict - diced tomatoes, and onions,  capers, english muffin and hollandaise sauce

Some kind of omelette

Pear and Gorgonzola salad - caramelized pears, gorgonzola, cranberries, applewood bacon, almonds, greens, lemongrass vinaigrette and grilled chicken

Dinner at FM Jersey City in Jersey City, NJ

Dan and I finally visited FM Jersey City, which is where Union Republic used to be.  The decor inside was awesome - very 70s and just a fun change of pace.  The food was good but I realize that I really own like italian style meatballs, not Swedish.  Food was good but compared to everything else in JC, I don't know that I would return just for the food.  Seems like a fun place to hang out though for a drink or two.
Pink Lady - gin, framboise, oj, and cranberry

Disco Tots - tater tots, cheese sauce, and gravy

Trio of Pierogis - fontina fondue, bacon and caramelized onion, herbed creme fraiche

all the apps

Swedish meatballs - beef, pork, sour cream demi glace, and garlic toast

Beef Wellington - Filet Mignon, Duxelle Pate, Puff Pastry, Mushroom Demi Glaze

Inside of the beef wellington

early bird deals

inside of the bathroom.  hilarious

Dessert from Glaze Donuts in Newark, NJ

We picked up some mini donuts from Glaze Donuts' stand at Prudential Center.  Surprised they were there but happy because we got to pick up donuts to go. 
Tres Lches, Toasted Coconut, S'mores, and Peanut Butter Pretzel Crunch

Dinner at Rumi Turkish Grill in Jersey City, NJ

Had a great reunion dinner at Rumi Turkish Grill.  It's BYOB, which made dinner super affordable, and the portions were super generous.  Their meat is delicious!  Loved everything we ate.
Sampler platter with Babaganoush, Eggplant in tomato sauce, Tabule, and Eggplant salad

Dan and I shared the combination kebab platter, which had rice, veggies, and a half portion each of Lamb Gyro, Lamb Shish, Chicken Shish & Adana Kebab

Brunch at Hamilton Pork in Jersey City, NJ

Dan and I went to the Hamilton Park BBQ Festival, but unfortunately this year there were many less vendors yet the lines were still long and we were hot.  Dan and I ended up going to Hamilton Pork so we could sit inside and eat as good bbq in air conditioning.  Love their breakfast burritos!
High Life and Mulemosa

Breakfast Burrito - brisket, avocado, rice, shredded queso, refried beans, and eggs plus home fries

Breakfast burrito with pulled pork instead of brisket.  Both were awesome and HUGE

Dinner at Schnippers in NYC

I grabbed a really quick and not-so-healthy dinner at Schnippers.  Just needed something to have in my stomach so I got chicken tenders and fries.  Definitely not healthy but the chicken and fries were well fried - meaning not too greasy and not instantaneously gross.   A cheap meal in Manhattan.

Breakfast from Paris Baguette in NYC

I picked up some pastries from Paris Baguette after I picked up dinner from Woorijip.  We ate the pastries the next morning and they were pretty good, though one that we didn't refrigerate we didn't eat much of.
All the pastries

Some kind of savory potato pastry.  Realized though since I left it on the counter overnight that maybe we shouldn't eat it

Korean version of Kouign ammon

Chocolate pastry.. Good but could've used more chocolate